Carol J. Anderson


Carol Jean Anderson, 85, of Whitehall, died Saturday, May 16, 2020, in her home, surrounded by her family.

Carol was born March 14, 1935, in La Crosse, to Helmer and Mabel (Galstad) Hanson. Carol graduated from DeSoto High School in 1952.

She married Russell T. Anderson, December 26, 1956, in Lower Coon Valley Church in Stoddard.

Carol and Russell lived in Colorado Springs, CO., and in 1958, they relocated to Janesville, where she worked at General Motors. Carol later made the decision to stay home to raise her children. Carol and Russell moved to Pigeon Falls  in 1978, and have lived in the area ever since. Carol loved playing bingo and going to the casinos. She had a twinkle in those sparkling blue eyes that shone especially bright when she set you in cards or played a trick on you. Carol loved music, especially listening to her husband, Russ, play. She was always tapping a toe and singing along with every song. Carol became Mom and Grandma to so many more than her immediate family, and she just did more laundry and made more food. You were always welcome and loved in her home. The love she shared created a family bond that is immeasurable.

Carol is survived by her husband, Russell; three children: James (Patty) Anderson of Columbia City, IN., Julie (Rod) Paulson of Whitehall, and Sharon (Dan) Licht of Holmen; six grandchildren: Lydia Paulson, Katelyn (Tyler Zoromski) Paulson, Jeffrey (Jennifer) Anderson, Russell (Amy) Anderson, Chad & Julya Licht; five great-grandchildren: Anna & James Anderson, Hadley & Holden Anderson and Vayda Fort.

In addition to her parents, Carol was preceded in death by a son, David Dean Anderson; a brother, Darrell Hanson; a sister, Darlene Guanella; and a brother-in-law, John Guanella.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., at Lincoln Cemetery in Whitehall. Pastor Mary Ann Bowman will officiate.

Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall is assisting the family with arrangements.

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